Sister Marie Alexis  Geiger
ST. MARY-OF-THE-WOODS - Sister Marie Alexis Geiger died on Oct. 14, 2019, in Mother Theodore Hall, St. Mary-of-the-Woods. She was born on June 22, 1928, in Loogootee, IN, to William A. and Mary Elizabeth Drew Geiger, and was baptized Elizabeth Clarissa.
Sister entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Providence on Feb. 2, 1946, and professed Final Vows Aug. 15, 1953.
She earned a bachelor's degree from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master's degree from Marquette University.
Of her 73 years as a Sister of Providence, she ministered in elementary education for 50 years in schools in Indiana, Illinois, and Washington, DC. She was principal 25 of these years. She taught at Sacred Heart School in Terre Haute during the 1953-54 school year.
Retiring from teaching in 1998, she came to the Motherhouse where she served as coordinator of Educational Family Services for eight years. She then gave several years as a volunteer at the Providence Food Pantry in West Terre Haute and at Providence Spirituality and Conference Center. Beginning in 2012, she committed herself totally to the ministry of prayer.
Sister Marie Alexis, an able administrator, was supportive and appreciative of all with whom she worked. She was also fun-loving, rarely missing an opportunity to be part of a group, whether it was to play cards or just to socialize.
Sister is survived by nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by three brothers, Gilbert, James, and Robert Geiger; and two sisters, Margaret Geiger and Gertrude Anderson.
The wake is on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Church of the Immaculate Conception with the wake service at 4:30 p.m. The mass of Christian burial is on Friday, Oct. 18, at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Daniel R. Hopcus presiding. Burial is in the cemetery of the Sisters of Providence. DeBaun Funeral Homes and Crematory assisted with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of Providence, 1 Sisters of Providence, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876.
Published on October 15, 2019

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